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NVIDIA Requiring Laptop Manufacturers to Disclose Mobile RTX GPU Specs

Nvidia is now making it a requirement for all companies that sell laptops with its new series of RTX graphics cards to be transparent in telling customers the magnitude of power they will expect. According to Nvidia, these companies will be required to disclose stats for specific clock speed as well as the total power of the graphics when users navigate online product pages. Doing so will disclose the kind of power people will expect from the new graphics chip.

The manufactures however will not have to mention that the chips are Max-Q variants because Max-Q no longer dictates the performance of the GPU, but rather if it includes features like Dynamic Boost, Whisper Mode, and Advanced Optimus.

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Nvidia made a great move to prevent companies from hiding this vital information in marketing. But it would be more helpful if Nvidia helps customers make educated purchases rather than waiting for early adopters and reviewers to report on the specs.

By disclosing these specs, it will be easy for customers to understand why MSI’s GP66 Leopard in RTX 3070 outperforms the MSI GS66 Stealth’ RTX 3080.

By disclosing these specs, it will be easy for customers to understand why MSI’s GP66 Leopard in RTX 3070 outperforms the MSI GS66 Stealth’ RTX 3080. The disclosure of clock speed and the power it consumes is very important because the Max-Q brand is no longer a determinant of the power capabilities of a chip.

Nvidia noted that OEMs would be required to update their product pages for every GeForce laptop to the Max-Q technological features in a press release. They will also update the clock and power to communicate the GPU performance that consumers will expect.

Nvidia acknowledged that some manufacturers like Asus have started to share the information, which we confirmed when publishing this article. We’ll keep tabs on the models that will be released soon because we want to see its duration for the requirements to roll out in the whole industry.

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